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  • College events, college visits, and scholarships are updated regularly so check back often.
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  • Please check these announcements weekly for updates for High School and Junior High students.
  • ACT Question of the Day: Practice for the ACT one day at a time with the question of the day. 
  • Scholarships: Please check back often for updates to the scholarships page on the left
  • Check emails for colleges visiting us at school and sign up with Ms. Hosch
ACT Information:

ACT test dates for this year are:
       September 10th
       October 22nd
       December 10th
       February 11th
       April 8th

       June 10th

Most students take the ACT during the April and June date of their junior year. Sophomore students are encouraged to take the ACT once during sophomore year. All students are encouraged to take the ACT at least twice in order to reach for test scores that reveal their academic abilities. Ms. Hosch has ACT study guides in the counseling office to help prepare students for the test. You can register for the ACT by visiting www.actstudent.org. Any student receiving free or reduced lunch status should stop and see Ms. Hosch for a fee waiver for the test.


Understanding the Changes coming to Financial Aid:

On October 1, 2016, students will be able to complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the 2017-2018 Iowa Financial Aid Application.  The FAFSA is the standardized form used to determine eligibility for federal, state and in some cases, institutional financial aid.  

 

What this change means to students:

·Students who will be going to college during the 2017-18 academic year can be encouraged to complete the FAFSA beginning October 1, 2016.

·The tax questions on the 2017-18 FAFSA will ask for data from tax year 2015.  The IRS retrieval tool makes it easy for students/families to access their tax data from the IRS and transfer the data directly to the FAFSA.

· Students should be aware of the college/university FAFSA deadline, the state of Iowa deadline (July 1) and any other scholarship/grant deadlines to ensure their FASFA is submitted by the earliest deadline.  Some colleges/universities will be changing their FAFSA filing deadline as a result of the early FAFSA release.

 

As a reminder, the official FAFSA site is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Filing the FAFSA is free; students should never pay to submit the application. 


Contact Information
           Lizette Aguero 
           6-12 School Counselor
            Phone: 319-438-6181 x5505
            E-Mail: laguero@central-city.k12.ia.us
 
            Central City Community Schools
            400 Barber Street
            Central City, IA 52214


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